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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Job key data
Job title: Program/Project Officer
Organisation: ABAAD || Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job type: National and local associations
Nationality: lebanese
Location: Beirut
Working area: Beirut based with regular travel to Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar), Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South
Job sector: Human Rights
Deadline: April 29, 2015
Job specifications

ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job  Vacancy | Prevention Program Officer
1 year (renewable) | Immediate Recruitment (3 months probation)

JOB TITLE: Prevention Program Officer

ABAAD PURPOSE: ABAAD aims at achieving gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. ABAAD has a proven record in working in addressing GBV in emergency settings. “Ending Gender-Based Violence: towards standardization and strengthening quality of services and direct response” is an initiative aiming at reducing the risks of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through women, boys and girls empowerment and improving the quality of multi-sectorial assistance for women and girls survivors or at risk of GBV among the host and Syrian refugee population.


The Prevention Program Officer (PPO) is responsible for overseeing the work of 16 Community Outreach Mobilizers (COM) working within communities, conducting outreach activities, coordinating with local stakeholders, and ensuring buy-in of the local population. The PPO is also responsible to supervise all programs related to awareness-raising on protection prevention, response and self-protection for boys/girls and adolescents. The PPO will work 20% of the time in ABAAD Offices and 80% in the field.

REPORTING LINES: Post holder reports to: Women and Girls Safe Space Manager

Key responsabilites:


1. Close Supervision on the Community Outreach Mobilizers

-   Organize regular meetings with COM to oversee the weekly and monthly work plans

-   Support the conceptualizing and rolling out of work plan when needed

-   Attend on regular basis the mobile psychosocial support activities and  information/awareness sessions with women and girls planned and implemented by the COM

-   Assess and evaluate the implemented work of the COM on a monthly basis

-   Support COMs to identify gateways for the provision of community outreach activities

-   Collect, compile and analyze monthly reports from the field

2. Close Supervision on the Psycho-Social Social Worker

-   Organize regular meetings with PSSW to oversee the monthly work plan and PSS tools used

-   Support the work plan when needed

-   Attend on regular basis the psychosocial support sessions:  FGDs, emotional support groups, other PSS tools for women and girls

-   Assess and evaluate the implemented work on a monthly basis

3. Coordination with Safe Space Directors

-   Close cooperation with Safe Space Directors to coordinate the set programs

-   Maintain regular contact with the Centers’ Directors to ensure smooth collaboration.

4. Reporting to Safe Space Manager

-   Work closely with Safe Space Manager on all issues related to programs and activities conducted by the COM and the PSSW.

-   Write monthly reports pertaining to the activities conducted by the COM and PSSW.

5. Coordination:

-   Attend monthly GBV field WGs, coordinate actively with field WG to identify gaps for mobile outreach on a continuous basis.

6. Other:

-   Respect for ABAAD Code of Conduct and its PSEA Policy

-   Other duties as assigned by the supervisor and ABAAD Director


Key competencies:


-   MA in social work or  BA with at least 5 years experience

-   Knowledge of GBV prevention and response

-   Experience working directly with refugees and other groups

-   Experience working directly with women and girls

-   Strong communication and interpersonal skills

-   Commitment to human rights, gender equality, non-discrimination

-   Flexible pro-active attitude

-   Ability to work well as an individual and in a team

-   Ability to manage an unpredictable workload in a challenging environment

-   Ability to work across socio-cultural and religious contexts

-   Belief in ABAAD’s mission and vision

-   Languages: Fluency in spoken and written Arabic, clear and concise reporting in English is strongly preferred. French is a plus

-   Experience in managing  and training community volunteers

-   Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Contract terms:


Interested candidates in this position should send their CV along with a cover letter, to and include the job title above in the email subject and cover letter by Wednesday, April 29th,2015. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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